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Our Board

A diverse group of New York City business and civic leaders who share a passion for bringing out the best in our city’s young people and their public schools, NYC Outward Bound Schools’ Board of Directors lend their expertise to the governance and oversight of our work.

Board Members >

Chair Gifford Miller Signature Urban Properties
Vice Chair LaRue R. Gibson, Jr. Hightower LRG Wealth Advisors
Vice Chair Jane Greenman
President & CEO Richard Stopol
Mark Abramowitz Troutman Sanders LLP (retired)
Michelle Allen Icahn Charter School Four
Dwayne M. Andrews Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Quemuel Arroyo State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Charles R. Bendit Taconic Investment Partners
Allen Burton O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Steven C. Bussey Alvarez & Marsal
David Dase Goldman Sachs
Carol DerSarkissian, MD NYU Langone Medical Center
Liza Burnett Fefferman ViacomCBS
Allison R. Feldman Dwight School
Mark Feldman JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Vicki Foley
Patricia L. Francy Old Westbury Funds of Bessemer Trust Co.
Eric Gioia J.P. Morgan
Kimberly Grant Pryor Cashman LLP
Timothy Greensfelder AIG
Jeffrey R. Gural GFP Real Estate
Bonnie Klein
Alphonse Lembo Monadnock Construction
Jonathan D. Miller Miller Ryan LLC
Lisa Moran Employment Practices Group, LLC
Joel Perelmuth Perelmuth & Associates
Konrad Schwarz Capital One
Anna Sedgley Afiniti
Burton B. Staniar Knoll
Jennifer Stredler Salesforce
Josh Struzziery
Amanda Vaughn Bank of America
Suzanne Yadav

Advisory Council >

Argenis Apolinario Argenis Apolinario Photography
Norman Barham Marsh & McLennan Companies (retired)
Lisa Berg Lisa Berg Photography
Charlie Boutwell Square Mile Capital Management
Mark Newhouse Advance Publications
Marcie Setlow The Berkshire Edge
Jessica Spitzer Gansevoort Hotel Group
Sanna Randolph Thomas

Chairs Emeriti >

George L. Miles, Jr. Chester Engineers
Robert S. Miller Flatiron Books/Macmillan USA
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. New York Times Company
Carl Weisbrod HR&A Advisors
Geoffrey F. Worden South Street Capital
Founding Chair William E. Phillips Ogilvy & Mather

Our New Leaders

New Leaders is the junior board of NYC Outward Bound Schools and is comprised of young professionals who are committed to raising awareness of the organization’s work to provide NYC public school students with a high-quality education. Click Here to learn more.


Our Staff

Our staff members share a deep belief that every individual is capable of great achievement with the right mix of challenge and support. They are nonprofit and educational experts who are passionate about educational equity and the power of education to make the world a better place for all. Diversity and inclusion are core organizational values, and NYC Outward Bound Schools strives to be a great place to work.

Staff Members >

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Wilfred Acosta Chief People Officer
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Jonathan Altrogge Course Director
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Badari Ambatti Director of Adventure & Team Building Programs
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Jessica Bardy Director of Business Development
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Julia Becerra Field Instructor
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Julie Benns Director of Communications & Content
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Karmela Herrera Billones School Designer
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Eevee Cabrera Field Instructor
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Lisa Coffey Director, Safety and Admissions
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Lisa Cree Course Director
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Olga Daniel Advancement Associate
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Jonah Davis-Hoff Field Instructor
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Leah Dembinski Field Instructor
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Ariel Ge Data Associate
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Beth Gerbe Director of Development
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Yana Geyfman Alumni Manager
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Jeff Grinnell Climbing Programs Manager
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Paco Hanlon Select Strategies School Coach
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Trevor Harris Logistics and Facilities Director
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Cal Hastings Chief Schools Officer
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Cristal Hernandez Field Instructor
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Edi Juricic Field Instructor
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Allison Kreuzer Curriculum and Training Manager
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Aurora Kushner Director of Continuous Improvement
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Ann Morris Chief Operations Officer
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Luis Muniz Director of Finance
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Christian Narvaez Director of Crew for Select Strategies
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Lora Nelson Director of Field Programs
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Alfonso Quintana Field Instructor
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Eric Rios Field Instructor
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Hannah Read Director of Corporate Partnerships & Donor Engagement
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Janet Redondo Director of Information Technology
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Dan Roh Field Instructor
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Hilary Rosenfield School Designer
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Aileen Soto Staffing Manager
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Richard Stopol President & CEO
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Nacoya Villegas Field Instructor
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Paola Vita Chief Advancement Officer
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Ingrid Wong School Designer

Join our Crew!

We are currently hiring. Learn more about our open positions here.

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